EJ Montini calls this one. Here is the essence.
As Paul Waldman wrote recently The Washington Post's Plum Line blog, "McCain does provide something important to journalists: whatever the issue of the moment is, he can be counted on to offer angry, bitter criticism of the Obama administration, giving the 'balance' every story needs."
Most recently, McCain trashed Obama over the escalating violence in Iraq.
"Lindsey Graham and John McCain were right," McCain said. "Our failure to leave forces on Iraq is why Sen. Graham and I predicted this would happen."
The senator has made numerous predictions about Iraq over the years. He predicted we'd find weapons of mass destruction. He predicted that the Iraqi people would greet us as liberators. Early on, he said, "I think the victory will be rapid, within about three weeks."
He didn't take any blame when none of that happened.
But he does shift the blame to Obama for everything. Senator McCain should know by now: complaining is not commanding.